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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 06-22-07, 01:25 PM   #1
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Shimano WH-R550- okay for CX?

Thoughts? Are these wheels tough enough (let's assume I'll dismount to jump barriers)?
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Old 06-22-07, 02:52 PM   #2
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I'm 160#...used them last season. No complaints, stayed true. I seem to be in the minority here though- some folks have had issues w/ their 550's
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if yer thinking of Pete's, I took em, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
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I haven't had good experiences with the pair I had. I'm 165lbs and the rear went out of true every couple of months from regular road riding. I wouldn't even try them on a cross course.
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Mine have been indestructible for 6,000+ miles. Go for it. What's the worst thing that can happen to $200 wheels?
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hey spongedad, we're doing bi (sometimes tri) weekly cross practices at catholic u. nothing too crazy, just a few laps with a run up and a couple barriers per lap. pm me if you're interested, they're usually on monday nights.
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dirtyphotons,

once i heal up i would love to check that out sometimes. I was wondering if anything like that went on this time of the year around here.
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awesome riskus. i read about your stack, hope you heal up fast.

we've mostly been organizing at www.dcfixed.com but i think i'm gonna do a mass email cause not everybody has time to check a bajillion forums every day.

sorry for the threadjack spongedad!
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